Cartoon Live From 25 Years Ago

Cartoon was one of the great avant-rock bands of late 70’s America. In celebration of today being the 25th anniversary of their being recorded live in France (on their second-last show ever), Scott Brazieal has posted the entire show for free listening. Enjoy.

Umbrella Music Through May 31

From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 27 May 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Urs Leimgruber Solo
Urs Leimgruber – saxophone
11:00PM | Leimgruber/Roebke/Hunt
Urs Leimgruber – saxophones
Jason Roebke – bass
Steve Hunt – drums
$8 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Jeff Kimmel spins Clarinets and Other Favorites

Thursday, 28 May 2009
Elastic
10:00PM | Leimgruber/Hunt
Urs Leimgruber – reeds
Steve Hunt – percussion
11:00PM | Leimgruber/Giallorenzo/Malozzi/Zerang
Urs Leimgruber – reeds
Paul Giallorenzo – piano/electronics
Lou Malozzi – turntables
Steve Hunt – percussion

Sunday, 31 May 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Keefe Jackson Solo
Keefe Jackson – reeds
11:00PM | Adasiewicz/McBride/Reed
Jason Adasiewicz vibe
Nate McBride bass
Mike Reed drums

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DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET Photos

Image of Nate Wooley from Facebook
Image of Nate Wooley

DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET:

May 21, 2009
MAP, The Stone
Mary Halvorson, Tatsuya Nakatani, Reuben Radding

May 24, 2009
Crackleknob, Issue Project Room
Mary Halvorson, Reuben Radding, Nate Wooley

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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

25-May-09 Gary Burton / Pat Metheny / Steve Swallow / Antonio Sanchez
Quartet Live (Concord Music Group)
Reviewed by John Kelman

24-May-09 Corey Wilkes & Abstrakt Pulse
Cries From Tha Ghetto (Pi Recordings)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

23-May-09 Darcy James Argue
Infernal Machines (New Amsterdam Records)
Reviewed by Lyn Horton

23-May-09 Avram Fefer Trio
Ritual (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

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Either/Or, an Ensemble That Plays By Its Own Rules

From NYTimes.com:

Either/Or, the new-music ensemble formed in 2004 by the composer and pianist Richard Carrick and the percussionist David Shively, is devoted to a species of avant-garde composition in which concepts like tonality, serialism and Minimalism are beside the point. This is a world where pure sound and texture are of greater interest than form and syntax. That’s not to say that form and syntax are outlawed, but works in the Either/Or repertory are just as likely to be governed by game theory as by standard notions of musical structure.

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